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The 15 Supply Chain Metrics that Make or Break Warehouse Efficiency

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Maintaining an efficient warehouse means understanding the importance of your company’s supply chain – the sequence of processes involved in turning a customer’s order into a delivered product, from the procurement of raw materials to shipping and handling. Companies that are successfully doing this know that managing their supply chain and finding inefficiencies and opportunities for optimization is critical to ... Read More »

5 Barcode Scanner Apps for iPhone and Android

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Barcodes are everywhere: products, loyalty cards, packaging labels, library books, you name it. With one scan of these striped bars, light energy is converted to electrical energy, which is converted to powerful data that can give you everything from inventory management to consumer awareness. Today many businesses and consumers use barcode scanning apps to access this information from their iPhones. ... Read More »

Delivering Products on Time with Zebra Barcode Printers

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One of the most challenging aspects in any business — big or small — is improving logistical efficiency with growth. As the ebb and flows of your business becomes more complicated, how do you build a network that sustains accuracy and productivity? A key solution is finding reliable technology that enables you to trace and identify goods no matter where ... Read More »

What is Supply Chain Management?

What is Supply Chain Management

In an increasingly globalized world, there may be no greater asset to a company’s bottom line than a well-managed supply chain. Dell Computers once said that their supply chain is “the biggest leverage point we have,” and many of the planet’s leading companies are finding a correlation between the sophistication of their supply chain and financial success. From intercontinental corporations to ... Read More »

5 Secrets to Extend the Life of Your Barcode Label Printer

5 Secrets to Extend the Life of Your Label Printer | System ID

In this do-more-with-less world, it’s important to protect your hardware investments so they last as long as you need them to. This holds true for your thermal label printer, which is used in conjunction with a barcode system to improve productivity when managing inventory or tracking assets in multiple environments, including warehouses, manufacturing plants, retail stores, healthcare facilities, and government ... Read More »

Ditch Excel to Accelerate Your Inventory Management

Ditch Excel to Accelerate Inventory Management | System ID

Mid-sized businesses know they have to carefully allocate resources to make sure their business can turn a profit and yet many aren’t sure if investing in inventory management software is the best way to use their capital. According to the State of Small Business Report, 46% of SMB’s with 11-500 employees don’t currently track inventory or use a manual inventory ... Read More »

An Instant Connection: A Warehouse and 2D Barcode Scanner

An Instant Connection: A Warehouse and 2D Barcode Scanner | System ID

You know that feeling you get when there’s an instant connection between two people? Well that’s what happens when a 2D barcode scanner walks into a warehouse. Both are happy on their own, but together they accomplish great things, such as: Significantly streamline processes Comply with legislative mandates Turn sluggish sales around Make customers happy Achieve the next level of ... Read More »

Stop Losing Laptops with Asset Management Software

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Are you tired of losing laptops and other valuable assets? The City of Dallas was. They installed asset management software in a department with 4,500 items and reduced their audit time from three weeks to one day! Organizations everywhere are seeking these kinds of results. Reliable Plant believes it’s possible for companies to transform the way they manage assets. ““The ... Read More »

4 Best Inventory Metrics for Growing Businesses

Four Best Inventory Metrics for Growing Businesses | System ID

Key performance indicators (KPI) demonstrate how well businesses are performing. But it’s not always easy for some companies to measure their KPIs—especially small business owners whose primary focus is on building products.  While great at providing what their customers need, many simply don’t know how to take their companies to the next level. To remain competitive, business owners, IT departments, ... Read More »

UL Compliance Starts with the Right Barcode Labels

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Safety is paramount at home and work. To safeguard people, products, and places, Underwriters Laboratories (UL)—a global independent safety science company with more than 100 years’ experience—created the UL Mark, which is the most accepted certification symbol in the U.S. According to UL, each year global manufacturers make more than 22 billion products that comply with their stringent guidelines. In ... Read More »